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Atheists Submit Their Own, New “Ten Commandments” to an Online Contest

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Do we really need replacements for such simple rules as “Thou shalt not kill” and “Thou shalt not steal”?

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Atheists come up with their own ‘ten commandments’

John Figdor, the humanist chaplain at Stanford University, and his colleague Lex Bayer of AirBNB, have written a...

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Modern Language Association Drops BDS Debate From Their January Assembly

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Posted by    Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Instead, they’ll discuss “how to deal with controversial issues.”

From Inside Higher Ed:

MLA Will Discuss How to Deal With Controversial Issues

The Modern Language Association is planning at its Delegate Assembly early next month to discuss how to deal with controversial issues, but does not plan to vote either for or against the...

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University of Iowa OK with Censorship for the Sake of Inclusiveness

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 12:30pm

The college’s president says they must be “open to all points of view”, soon after removing an anti-racist KKK statue from campus. Hypocrisy? I don’t know the meaning of the word!

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

University of Iowa: We didn’t censor anti-racist statue, we protected ‘inclusiveness’

The University of...

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Study Finds That Pornography Hurts Relationships

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 9:30am

Fifty years ago this was obvious to anyone with a brain, but somehow we’ve so degraded as a society that “Porn Hurts Couples” is now an actual headline.

Tony Perkins of Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Study: Pornography hurts Couples and Relationships

There are certain givens in life, things we take for granted...

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Augustana College Bans Yik Yak After Student Demands

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 3:30pm

The small group of activists also demanded a mandatory “Privilege Summit” and more “racially diverse” curriculum.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

College blocks Yik Yak following racial demands from a few dozen students

Augustana College, a private school in Illinois, gave the appearance of caving into a small band of...

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Oxford Students Demand Free Cloakrooms

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Apparently, without a free place to hang their coat, there’s a significant risk of “young women freezing to death.”

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Oxford complaint: Cloakrooms should be free because hypothermia (or something)

The title possibly says it all: “Cloakrooms should be free...

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Study Finds Women and Some Minorities Less Likely to Show Interest in Research Careers

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 3:30pm

Even women & minorities who have earned their PhDs are 55% less likely to pursue a career in research.

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Women and some minorities show less interest in research faculty careers

Diversophiles beware: With career choice factors taken into account, women and “under-represented” minorities with Ph.D.’s...

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Despite an Oversaturation of STEM Majors, Some Still Claim Shortage

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Posted by    Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:30am

And apparently, according to Linda Rosen of Change the Equation, “We can’t fill our workforce with white males,” because they are a “diminishing population.”

Spencer Irvine at Accuracy in Academia has the story:

Feeding the STEM Myths

As we have reported, contrary to current wisdom, studies consistently show that there are more science, technology,...

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Emerson College Offers Minor in Comedy

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

This is not a joke.

Andrew Desiderio at The College Fix has the story:

That degree is a joke: You can minor in comedy at Emerson College

Boston’s Emerson College, the alma mater of comedy kings such as Jay Leno, is now offering its students the opportunity to minor in comedy.

According to a release...

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U. New Mexico Football Players Plan to Sue University Over Sexual Assault Investigation

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Posted by    Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8:00am

These cases just keep on piling up:

Stephen Edwards at The College Fix has the story:

Football players plan to sue university for ‘shoddy’ sexual-assault investigation

Two University of New Mexico football players and another student plan to sue the school for how it investigated sexual-assault allegations against...

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Michigan Daily Student Columnist Gets Fired for Satirical Article

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

This is an update to this story. All of a sudden, the editors decided that the writer’s long running columns in both the Michigan Daily and The Michigan Review were a “conflict of interest.”

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

‘Michigan Daily’: We fired column...

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UC San Diego Researchers Say Minimum Wage Increase Cost 1.4 Million Jobs

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Posted by    Friday, December 19, 2014 at 9:30am

“Wow, I never expected that!” said the federal government, who apparently do not have a single economist on staff.

Here’s more from the College Fix:

UC-San Diego researchers: 1.4 million jobs lost because of minimum-wage hikes

The federal minimum-wage hikes between 2007 and 2009 were accompanied by severe drops in the “employment-to-population ratio” for...

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Oberlin Prof Gives Brilliant Response to a Ferguson Related Request for Exam Delays

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:30pm

To summarize: “No.”

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Prof’s epic response to Ferguson-related exam delay request

It’s probably safe to assume to that Oberlin student Della Kurzer-Zlotnick was not prepared for her professor’s response when she asked him about delaying exams due to Ferguson-related stress.

Seemingly anointing herself a (white) spokesperson...

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New York Senator Pushes for Nationwide Adoption of ‘Yes Means Yes’ Laws

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Posted by    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 9:30am

Damn the facts, let’s keep this legislation going!

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story

NY Senator Gillibrand: ‘Yes means yes’ should go nationwide

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing to make affirmative consent laws — figuratively known as “only yes means yes” when engaging in any kind of sexual activity...

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Colgate Faculty Take Over Yik Yak to Drown Out Hateful Comments

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:30am

See, that’s how you deal with negative speech: you don’t silence it, you spread positive speech to take its place.

Kaitlin Mulhere at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Yik Yak Take-Back

During the September sit-in, associate biology professor Geoff Holm knew faculty members who posted tried to spread some Colgate campus love on...

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Rape is Plummeting in Frequency, But Campus Rape Hysteria Won’t Go Away

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:30pm

Glenn Reynolds at USA Today explains why claims of a “rape epidemic” just won’t go away despite so much evidence that there is no “epidemic”:

The great campus rape hoax

For months we’ve been told that there’s a burgeoning “epidemic” of rape on college campuses, that the system for dealing with campus rape is...

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Prospective Teachers in NYC Fail Academic Literary Skills Exam

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:30am

“If you can’t do, teach.”

Carl Ampanile at The New York Post reports:

Majority of city’s trainee teachers flunked literacy tests

How do you spell illiterate?

A majority of students training at scores of New York colleges to become teachers flunked a literacy test they have to pass to be licensed, new figures show.

The state...

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Group Recommends Creating a Database of Alleged Rapists to Make Campus Safer

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Posted by    Monday, December 15, 2014 at 9:30am

We’ve just totally thrown “innocent until proven guilty” out the window, haven’t we?

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Create a database of alleged rapists to make campus safer, group recommends

This sounds like another attempt at a “Hyde Park List.”

Vivian Nunez at the liberal student organization Generation Progress, noting that research...

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The Public’s Reaction to a Man Being Raped Says Much About Rape Culture

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Posted by    Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Chelsea Gruenwald at The College Conservative proposes that, when it comes to rape, the real victims of victim blaming are male rape victims:

Rape Culture and the Real Victim Shaming

Last week actor Shia LaBeouf revealed that he was raped earlier this year during an art performance. The veracity of these claims are not...

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Michigan State Administration Stands Up to Student Protesters Demanding George Will’s Disinvitation

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Posted by    Friday, December 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

Maybe the tides are turning in favor of free speech on campus.

Greg Piper at The College Fix has the story:

Michigan State stands up to speech bullies demanding George Will’s disinvitation

George Will won’t be disinvited from speaking at Michigan State University despite protests by some students and a petition drive, provoked by Will’s...

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Penn Students Crash University President’s Party, President Joins in their “Die-In”

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Posted by    Friday, December 12, 2014 at 9:30am

What would you do to get a bunch of angry college kids to leave after they crashed a party at your house?

Dave Huber at The College Fix has the story:

Penn president joins students in Ferguson protest

University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann ended up joining student protesters in a “die-in” yesterday after they...

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Authors of Sexual Assault Study: “We don’t think one in five is a nationally representative statistic.”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

But see, people are only willing to listen to statisticians when the statistics support their conclusions.

Greg Piper at the College Fix has the story:

Sexual-assault study authors disavow how their work is portrayed by activists

One of the more noteworthy parts of Emily Yoffe’s thorough analysis in Slate of the campus response to sexual-assault...

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